US election 2020
Scientific American recommends a presidential candidate for the first time in 175 years
It is an unprecedented step for the oldest science magazine in the USA: "Scientific American" has made a voting recommendation in the race for the White House: for Joe Biden.
On the occasion of the presidential elections on November 3rd, the US science magazine "Scientific American" made an election recommendation for the first time in its 175-year history. The prestigious magazine recommends its readers, for Donald Trump's Democratic challengerto vote.
"It's not easy for us," said an editorial for the October issue of the magazine published on Tuesday (local time). "The evidence and science shows Donald Trump is theand has done serious harm to her people – for rejecting evidence and science. "
The most devastating example of this is the "dishonest and inappropriate" reaction of the US president to the corona pandemic, which has so far claimed the lives of almost 200,000 US citizens, writes the paper. But the scientists also cite Trump's denial of climate change and his attacks on the health system as irresponsible. "So we urge you to vote for Joe Biden, who offers fact-based plans to protect our health, economy and the environment."
The magazine, which was founded in 1845, claims to be the oldest continuously published magazine in the USA and reaches ten million people worldwide.